PRV Audio 18SW2200 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm

Brand:| Model: 18SW2200
PRV Audio's 18" 18SW2200 subwoofer performs at many levels above its price point. 9 mm of Xmax, a 4" diameter voice coil, dual spider, and cotton M-Roll suspension all combine to form a subwoofer that remains linear at power levels up to 1,100 watts RMS!
  • Amazing performance-to-price ratio and PRV Audio's most popular subwoofer
  • High 1,100 watt RMS power handling and 9 mm of Xmax
  • Cast aluminum frame and spring-loaded terminals
  • Dual spider suspension and cotton M-Roll surround for driver linearity
  • 4" inside-outside voice coil motor with extreme ventilation for minimum power compression
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Weight: 31.4 lbs.  
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PRV Audio 18SW2200 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm

The 18SW2200 18" subwoofer is one of the best selling professional audio loudspeakers in the PRV Audio subwoofer series. Its low frequency response and accuracy surprises listeners, not expecting this much performance from a subwoofer at this price point.

PRV Audio built the 18" 18SW2200 to play louder, and lower, by using a thoroughly vented, well executed motor. A 4" inside-outside voice coil is employed to minimize output-robbing power compression, while also increasing driver longevity and power handling. The use of a dual spider suspension, mated to a cotton M-Roll surround and ribbed cone (all attached with a special resin), allows for extreme linearity during intense use.

A reinforced cast aluminum frame increases rigidity and resists frame flex. Spring-loaded speaker terminals allow for easy speaker wire connection. This professional audio subwoofer is at home in bandpass or ported (bass reflex) speaker cabinets and has been used in live sound reinforcement, high SPL mobile audio systems, and as high output home theater systems.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter18"
  • Power Handling (max)2,000 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response35 to 2,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity98 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter4"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)32.30 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.57 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.43 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)11.41
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.33
  • Total Q (Qts)0.32
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)9.38 ft.³
  • BL Product (BL)25.87 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)196.70g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)9 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)1,238 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated Paper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerFiberglass
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter18"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter16.6"
  • Depth8.2"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume2.14 ft.³
  • Sealed F369 Hz
  • Vented Volume5.23 ft.³
  • Vented F339 Hz
PRV Audio 18SW2200 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm
  • BrandPRV Audio
  • Model18SW2200
  • Part Number294-2752
  • UPC799928733564
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight31.4 lbs.
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    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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PRV Audio 18SW2200 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tight, thumpy low endI bought a pair of these and placed them in sub cabinets (front loaded, ported - tuned to 40hz) that I originally had JBLs in - these sound every bit as good, in my opinion a bit smoother in the 100hz area - plenty of power and thump - great performance and value.
Date published: 2015-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Who needs B&C...Very high attention to detail - what really makes this a pro driver; from the terminal springs, jacketed leads and treated cone, down to the dust cover over the motor structure of the shipped driver (keeping contaminates out of the gap), you'll squeeze the value out of every dollar out of this one.Sound will depend on what enclosure you load with these things so I won't comment on that BUT the suspension on this driver is very tight and the cone rather stiff (makes for a very linear driver)
Date published: 2014-04-21
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PRV Audio 18SW2200 18" High Power Pro Audio Subwoofer 8 Ohm

Can be horn loaded this too?thanks 

Asked by: rb57
Yes this can be horn loaded.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-22

Will this drive preform better than Dayton Audio PA465S-8 18"  in a dual 10 cubic cabinet.  You gave me specs for the dayton but before I purchase wondering if this would be a better drive for that size box. Looking to build 6 of these cabs. 

Asked by: Ftlmusic
This driver performs virtually identical to the Dayton and B&C in this cabinet, with a slight (0.5 dB) edge on the B&C over the other two. For the difference in cost, it would not be worth going for the B&C in my opinion. The enclosure for this would be the same volume and have the same port dimensions as the others.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-12

What would be the net ported volume to tune it to 35hz, and what port size square inch and depth, I have a crown xls 1000 to power it

Asked by: tweetsounds
I would recommend a volume of 5.75 cubic feet with two 6" diameter ports that are 15" long each for a tuning frequency of 35 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-16

What is the Le? 

Asked by: HughJass
The Le of this driver is 2.656 mH measured at 1kHz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-12
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